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Thursday, April 27

Beauty and Self Image

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Nancy Etcoff, Assistant Clinical Professor and Psychologist, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital


Nancy Etcoff—Assistant Clinical Professor and Psychologist, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, TED talk presenter, and author of Survival of the Prettiest (2000), the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of  human beauty—sheds light on why we devour fashion magazines, check our waistlines, and gaze longingly at objects of desire. Presented in conjunction with the concurrent exhibition American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Academic Enrichment Fund, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Director of the Arts, the Committee on the Arts, and the Department of Psychology.

nancy etcoff, survival of the prettiest